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ESPN campus opens COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The clinic, operated by Bristol Health, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the ESPN North Campus.

BRISTOL, Conn. — Bristol Health has moved its existing COVID-19 vaccine clinic location from Bristol Hospital to the ESPN North Campus. 

This move is the result of a new partnership between Bristol Health, the Bristol-Burlington Health District, and ESPN to expand capacity and vaccinate more people.

“At the hospital, we were averaging about 300 people a day, and as I said over here we’ll be doing about a thousand,” said Albert Peguero, Bristol Health Manager of Emergency Preparedness.

“We’ve been working for a long time with the Bristol Burlington Health District and Bristol Health even before COVID with the idea that if there was a public health emergency we could provide our facility as the point of distribution for the shots,” said Mike Soltys, ESPN Vice President of Corporate Communications.

The vaccine clinic will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Wednesday at the ESPN North Campus, which is located at 383 Middle St in Bristol. 

The clinic entrance is located at the Business Park Drive entrance to the ESPN North Campus. Signs are posted around the perimeter of the site directing residents to the entrance.

Bristol Health said any appointment scheduled for the week of April 5, the vaccination will be administered at the current location at Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Rd, Bristol.

Any scheduled second shot, the vaccination will be at the ESPN North Campus starting April 12. Bristol Health staff will be contacting individuals scheduled for their second shots to confirm the change.

As of Monday, April 5, all new COVID-19 vaccine appointments will take place at the ESPN North Campus.

The drive-through vaccine clinic will take place, rain or shine.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered at the ESPN site.  As of April 1, all Connecticut residents age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID Vaccine.

Appointments are required for the COVID Vaccine Clinic at the ESPN site and can be made by calling 1-877-918-2224.

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